Ms. Pharis works with clients to assess and facilitate relevant, timely responses to their research inquiries, and also provides research expertise, including resource evaluation. She conducts research into peer-reviewed and authoritative technical literature using both online and manual indexing services available from leading commercial publishers. As appropriate, this secondary research may also be supplemented with primary research, including contacting government trade experts or other known practitioners within a field.
Prior to joining Exponent, Ms. Pharis managed research teams at Price Waterhouse Technology Centre, Acurex Corp., and BA Investment Management Corp., and was also a researcher at Questor Associates and Xerox Corp. Conducting research in various industry sectors such as engineering, defense, information technologies, and securities portfolio management, Ms. Pharis has acquired a broad industry perspective that provides insight into the cross-relationships between specific technical matters and their environments.
CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS
- M.L.S., Library Science, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 1977
- B.A., Liberal Studies, California State University, Chico, 1975, with distinction
Special Libraries Association (member)